What to pretend to workout but not mess up your hair? Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs* might be for you.
As the segment title suggests, “Cardio Crunch” is supposed to be a 20-minute aero-tone workout. There is a slight cardio factor to this workout. But any hope of getting the heart rate up is dashed when Burke spends a significant amount of time between moves to explain the next move. By significant, I mean 15-20 seconds between each move that felt much longer…and the background crowd just stands around watching. So much for cardio. Overall, there is fifteen minutes of standing and floor moves with five minutes of stretching.
“Classic Core” has Pilates-inspired moves. Once again, Burke takes a long time to explain the moves before the moves are done. Moves include a see-saw crunch and oblique leg lifts. Not many reps are done, so the muscles don’t really get a chance to get fatigued.
“Sweet 16″ includes sixteen of Burke’s favorite moves done for a minute each. There are moves like roll-ups and bicycle. This session requires a hand weight. Once again, there are not really enough reps to fatigue the muscle.
One of the women in the background shows modifications. Burke declares, “Autumn is modifying. Autumn is not lazy.”
At the end of one of the sessions, Burke says, “We’re on a program, you guys. Love it.” Yet, there is no instructions or guidance on how to make this a “program.”
Overall, this is probably a workout for absolute beginners. I definitely think there’s better core programs out there for beginners and beyond.
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